Harris W. Fawell
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 13th district
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||John N. Erlenborn|
|Succeeded by||Judy Biggert|
|Member of the Illinois Senate|
January 1963 – January 1977
|Preceded by||Lottie H. O'Neill|
|Succeeded by||Jack E. Bowers|
|Constituency||41st district (1963-1967, 1973-1977)|
40th district (1967-1973)
|Born||March 25, 1929|
West Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||North Central College|
Illinois Institute of Technology (LLB)
Harris W. Fawell (born March 25, 1929) is an American politician from Illinois. He was a Republican member of the Illinois Senate from 1963 to 1977, and was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1968 and 1988. In 1976 he ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois Supreme Court. In 1984 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois' 13th district where he served until he retired in 1999. He is the sister-in-law of Beverly Fawell, who was a member of both Houses of the Illinois General Assembly.
Fawell is a graduate of West Chicago High School. He attended North Central College of Naperville 1947–1949 and received his LL.B from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Admitted to the bar in 1952, Fawell practiced law from 1954-84. He served as an Assistant State Attorney for DuPage County, Illinois. In 2008, Fawell endorsed his home state's junior United States Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States, against his party's nominee, Arizona senator John McCain. The Harris W. Fawell Congressional Papers are held at North Central College. He serves on the North Central College Board of Trustees and on the Executive Council of the Chicago Metropolis 2020 of Chicago.
- United States Congress. "Harris W. Fawell (id: F000049)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
John N. Erlenborn
| U.S. Representative of Illinois' 13th Congressional District